Posted 4 years ago on March 22, 2012, 10:21 a.m. EST by 1984
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Hello fellow occupiers!
I will present this idea in a few steps:
Get a lot of people to a place, say Zuccotti park,for an event called "the public debate" there has to be enough people to make sure the NYPD will show up. This shouldn't be hard since the #occupyspring has begun.
Send a public and personal invitation to the NYPD for the public debate with the items we'd like to discuss. These guys at the NYPD are part of the 99% and think they are "just doing their job". We want to hear their side of the story and tell them our side of the story. Make sure the media knows about this and enough of the mainstream shows up.
- We can be sure that the police will show up because they want to scare us away. But because we invited them we will walk towards them and thank them for showing up and ask them to join the debate. The best way would probably be to have a stage with a panel of the most representative occupy wallst. people, captain ray lewis (because he is a boss and can relate to both occupy and NYPD) and some empty seats for the NYPD. We need some kind of stage and sound enhancement to make it look more official and to be sure the whole world hears and sees how the NYPD reacts.
- Two things can happen:
- The NYPD will join the debate and we finally have a conversation with the NYPD that doesnt consist mainly of shouting and violence.
- The NYPD refuses to join and will be seen by the whole world as a force who can't be reasoned with. This strengthens our position and weakens the image of the NYPD even further.
I think this strategy fits perfectly with our non-violent approach to change the political debate and change Wall St. We need the NYPD on our side to make a significant impact IMO. Please let me know what you think of this idea.